Nov 27, 2012 6:00am PST
bay. this map here helps break it down. the california breast cancer mapping project found portions of san mateo, santa clara and alameda counties had breast cancer rates that were 10% to 20% higher than the state average from 2000 to 2008. these higher-than-average rates were also found in slices of sonoma, napa and solano counties. however, the study does not list a cause for these rates, but it's long been known breast cancer risk factors include everything from drinking alcohol daily to taking certain hormone replacements. and this behavior tends to be common among higher income women, which, of course, the bay area does have. still, the study does not say this correlation is in fact the cause of the higher breast cancer rates that we're seeing in the study. so if you're a woman living in the bay area, what do you make of the study? first of all, don't forget breast cancer can be genetic and doctors also worry about certain environmental factors. more reasons for us women to practice good breast care and that includes staying current on our mammograms. jon. >> thank you very muc
Nov 8, 2012 6:00am PST
, "today in the bay." >>> california voters have ushered in a new era in state politics not seen in more than 100 years. with all precincts counted, democrats are announced they have won a supermajority in both houses of california's legislature. two-thirds majority in the senate and assembly allows democrats to pass tax laws, budgets and other spending issues without any republican support. this marks the first time since 1883 that democrats have held a supermajority. >>> now that voters have officially passed prop 30, college students will see those benefits almost immediately. csu students will get a refund for the tuition increase they paid this semester and tuition costs will roll back even more in the spring. csu officials say they're still working out the details, but students can expect to get back about $250 of their fall tuition. in college, that's large dollars. meantime students at uc berkeley calling for tuition cuts of their own. students will rally today to demand prop 30 funds be used to reduce tuition and bring back programs and classes that were cut due to the funding.
Nov 9, 2012 4:30am PST
. the california academy of science now showing off a recently discovered mammoth tooth. it was found back in september during construction of the city's transbay transit center. scientists say tens of thousands of years ago san francisco was merely a grassy valley with mammoths and sabre tooth cats. >> look at that. >> it's 4:54. vice president joe biden making his primetime debut on nbc. he's going to make a cameo appearance in "parks & recreation" next thursday night. the show's executive producer said it was hard to keep biden's appearance a secret. it couldn't air before the election because it was equivalent for a campaign advertisement. "parks & rec" airs thursday night right here on nbc bay area. >> my question is, is joe going to get union scale? what are they going to pay him? >> see what his agent says about that. >>> it's 4:55. mike inouye, what's happening on the roads? >> we do have a lot of overnight rain. that rain is sitting there, slicker conditions in many spots. here's the san mateo bridge. you can catch the headlights a little sheen on the roadway. but this is just fin
Nov 9, 2012 7:00am PST
,000. how safe are ariel's assets here? >> they're pretty safe. in california we have a law designed to protect the earnings of child stars. we don't want parents of kids who are making money in the entertainment business or any business to spend all that money so the kid turns 18 and nothing is left. the court is going to protect her money regardless of who is watching out for it. >> such a complicated case. thanks so much for clearing it up for us. >> thank you. >>> now let's check on the weather with al. >> hey, hi, guys. how are you? kind of a surprise but that's okay. all the taylor lautner fans here. let's look ahead to your weekend and show you what we've got going on. mid section of the country up into the northern plains we are looking at some strong weather. risk of strong storms making their way into the midwest. also snow back through the plains. frigid conditions there. eastern third of the country going to be gorgeous. a few showers around the great lakes. sunday, risk of strong storms in the lower mississippi river valley. rain, snow making its way into the upper missi